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Click the banner to see the Results of Depression Screening at 2011 Conference on Aging Senior Day

The Friendship Line, a phone counseling and outreach program, is open to adults 60 and over.  This   service is free of charge and is a 24-hour crisis and support line for seniors needing to talk for any reason.  The Friendship Line is a service of the National Institute on Aging, Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and provides compassionate counseling, assessment and crisis intervention. 

We know that mental health and addictive disorder prevention and treatment works for all ages, and to restrict services to older adults is not acceptable! We must advocate on their behalf.

Have You Become a Compulsive Gambler?                      Call the Gambling Hotline 1-800-522-4700

Need to Talk? Call Heartline at 1-800-273 TALK    -    HeartLine is a local resource for seniors needing support.  HeartLine has trained staff who can  address concerns and provide support and referral information for issues like economic stress, isolation, grief or thoughts of suicide:         

Cllick to view Tulsa MH ASSN. 2010 Legislative Report
Click to View OAP 2010 Legislative Report

OMHAC Get The FACTS   OMHAC BROCHURE     What Are The Signs of Addiction

OMHAC Senior Suicide Facts     OMHAC Letter To Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Council

How Does Anxiety Feel  How Does Depression Feel   Gambling - How Much Is Too Much

What Are Suicide Rick Factors   Important Senior Issues

SAMHSA Brochure "Should You Talk To Someone About a Drug Alcohol, or Mental Health Problem

Older Americans Behavioral Health Issue Brief - Intervention

Older Americans Behavioral Health Issue Brief - Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse

 

 

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Text Box: The symbol of the National Mental Health Association is the bell.  The inscription reads “Cast from the shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.”  This too represents the goals of the Oklahoma Mental Health and Aging Coalition as we reach out to remove the bounds of stigma that continues to hold on to older adults and their needs for acceptance of mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: The symbol of the Mental Health Association is the bell. Nearly 50 years ago, the National Mental Health Association issued a call to asylums across the country for chains and shackles that restrained patients. The National Mental Health Association then took these tools of mistreatment and forged them in to a powerful beacon of freedom: the 300-pound mental health bell.

 

 

Text Box: Successful Projects
Held yearly public hearings on aging mental health, substance abuse and aging issues at the state Capital every year from 1991 till 2001.

Governor's recognition of Aging Mental Health Day at the State Capitol in 1992 through 2001.

Provided aging mental health and substance abuse workshops at the State Conference on Aging 1992 through 2001.

Presented a "How To" training program at the Southwest Society on Aging in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1992.

Provided technical assistance at two Regional Conferences of 10 states each in 1996, and again in 1999 to a five state conference on "How To" build a state and local Mental Health and Aging Coalition.

Developed television public service announcements and companion brochures on aging mental health issues between 1991 and 1994. These efforts led to the AARP developed Public Service Announcements in 1995 which were made available through the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging.

Provided mental health training in the areas of recognition of signs and symptoms of mental illness and proper referral to more than 100 nutrition site managers in 1993 and 1994.

In 1995 welcomed the first local mental health and aging coalition in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in 1996 the North East Oklahoma Mental Health and Aging Coalition.

Was one of 30 plus state and local mental health and aging coalitions to present and take part in the April 2001 "Promising Practices" workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada funded by a grant from CMHS to the AARP foundation.

Prepared the revised "How Too Manual" on building mental health and aging coalitions funded by the CMHS grant to AARP Foundation during 2001.

Participated in the ASA/NCOA Joint Conference in March of 2001 which featured a day long coalition track. Currently working with the planning committee for the April 2002 Joint Conference in Denver, Colorado


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Substance Abuse Services, will launch the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Web Page sometime in September of 2001.

Is currently planning the 2003 Legislative Hearing on Mental Health and Aging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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